If you want to work as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), you need to pass the CFP Certification Exam. This test is designed to assess your ability to integrate and apply a broad base of financial planning knowledge in the context of real life situations. If you're having a hard time translating your academic studies into practical applications, Varsity Tutors can help you find an experienced CFP tutor to assist in your exam prep.
The CFP Certification Exam is an online test consisting of 170 multiple-choice questions, some of which are standalone while others are associated with short scenarios or lengthy case histories. The test is taken in two three-hour sessions with a break in between. Sections on the test include Professional Conduct and Regulation (7%), General Financial Planning Principles (17%), Education Planning (6%), Risk Management and Insurance Planning (12%), Investment Planning (17%), Tax Planning (12%), Retirement Savings and Income Planning (17%), and Estate Planning (12%).